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Video goes viral after man is kicked out of 'no-limit' fishing lake for catching too many fish

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SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some are complaining something fishy is going on at local pay lake after a video has gone viral.

Horseshoe Pay Lake in South Louisville calls itself  "Home of the Catfish" -- but one man says he was kicked out because he caught too many fish at this "no-limit lake."

Trucker Ron Riordan says in his spare time, he loves to fish. At Horseshoe Pay Lake, $20 buys you 12 hours of fishing, with no limit. But on May 10, he says he reeled in a problem.

The exchange between Riordan and a representative of the pay lake was captured on video:

Riordan: "You stocked the fish. I paid my fee."

Pay Lake: "You are done here. Period."

Riordan: "Why am I done? It's a no-limit lake."

Pay Lake: "For you, there's a limit on you."

Riordan: "Me, there's a limit? You are singling me out?"

Riordan posted the video on Facebook and it's gone viral with more than 40,000 views and about 1,000 shares on his page alone.

"I had 31 in my basket when he told me to leave after seven hours, when I paid for a 12-hour ticket," Riordan told WDRB.

Norman Pepper co-owns Horseshoe Lake. Pepper stands by his business partner's decision to kick Riordan out.

"Well, the public has been changing their mind lately," Pepper said. "They are coming back and siding on our side."

"We don't need 10 or 15 or 20 people coming in and catching 150 fish and going to sell them, taking them away from these people. It's not going to happen," he added.

"We advertise no limit on it because that is what it is, no limit," Pepper said. "We are the control of this. We say 'yay' or 'nay' on it."

The lake posted: "For future reference, no commercial fishermen are allowed on the lake, and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone."

Riordan says he's not a commercial fisherman.

"I do not sell fish," he said. "I feed my family. I donate them to charity. I give them to people who needs them."

In the video:

Pay Lake: "If you want to catch all you want to catch, a pick-up truck load, you give me $2 and a dime a pound and you set out there 'till hell freezes over."

Riordan: "Then, put a limit on the fish."

The owner seen in the video did not want to comment.

Pepper says this lake was created as a family friendly fishing spot, and he's hoping to put a sinker on this controversy.

"That's a problem," he said. "It will be straightened out."

Horseshoe Pay Lake is open 24 hours a day. It has only been opening to fishing in the last year.

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